Bark River Gameskeeper 4V?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Danketch, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. Danketch


    Apr 27, 2007
    Anybody else get the knivesshipfree email today about this? I personally, like any red-blooded Merican, got filled with jealousy and rage that there was a new steel out there that I didn't know about! and must have.

    Any experiences with the Gameskeeper in general or 4V in particular?

    I am finally getting my hunting license this year, and hope to harvest many delicious venison, and I am sure my A2 and 3V Bark Rivers will work fine, but c'mon, any excuse for a new knife.
  2. jdm61

    jdm61 itinerant metal pounder

    Aug 12, 2005
    If it is CPM 4V, then it is not totally new. The steel has just not been all that available other than from Crucible at very high retail prices. It appears, by all accounts, to be quite similar to Bohler-Udehom Vanadis 4 Extra.
  3. strat23


    Apr 4, 2010
    I love my A2 Gameskeeper too much to upgrade to a new super steel. Not sure why the Bravo-1 has taken all the interest from the Gameskeeper - that is one good knife and used to be the BR flagship. Go for that 4V and let us know what you think.
  4. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    The Gameskeeper is the model from which the Bravo 1 was developed. Very impressive, heavy duty knife.
  5. Danketch


    Apr 27, 2007
    thanks for the input fellas.

    ouch! ok! you have twisted my arm! Next paycheck, I be getting 1.
  6. Danketch


    Apr 27, 2007
    I have the Bravo -1, -1.5' 3v, Aurora and Northstar A2, Bravo Necker in 12c27. Just need the excuse for myself to buy it! instead of waiting for it in the Liten Bror or Gunny.
  7. HardTripper


    Dec 13, 2010
    Seems like 3V has better characteristics than 4V for my uses.
  8. Danketch


    Apr 27, 2007
    How so?
  9. ceptor781


    Feb 4, 2012
    4V seems to have higher than 3V toughness and edge retention similar to M4. If that is the case then it should be a step above 3V. Anybody know how corrosion resistant 4V is?
  10. Jeff Jenness

    Jeff Jenness

    Sep 2, 2010
    If you go look at the specs on Crucible, then you find 4v is about 2/3's of the toughness of 3v and almost twice the wear resistance. Wonder if BRK will offer others with this steel. Anybody know?
  11. okbohn


    May 26, 2006
    They will be doing more in it. This is some impressive steel!
  12. RevDevil


    Nov 9, 2009
    I'd like a Bravo 1 in that.

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